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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Meet the Faculty


The program is administered by Darilyn Moyer, MD. She reports directly to the Chair of Medicine. The Residency offices are located on the 8th floor, Room 812, of the Parkinson Pavilion. 

  • Rafik Samuel, MD, FACP, Associate Program Director
  • Elizabeth Lee, MD, Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Medicine
  • Marissa Blum, MD, MSHPR, Associate Program Director
  • Landy Georges, Senior GME Coordinator
  • Tenisha Brewington, GME Program Coordinator
  • Melanie Pizarro, GME Program Coordinator
  • Stephanie Ragsdale, GME Program Coordinator
  • Alice Went, GME Program Coordinator

Chief Residents play an integral role in the maintenance and educational components of the program. The 2015-2016 chief residents and their career aspirations are as follows:

  • Harish Jarrett, MBChB (Cardiology)
  • Alexandra Lane, MD (General Internal Medicine)
  • Cole Liberator, MD (Pulmonology-Critical Care)
  • Charles Nicolais, MD (Cardiology)

Core faculty members for the Internal Medicine program include:

  • Ji Hoon Baang, MD, Director of Medicine Sub-Internship, Director of Global Health, Core Faculty
  • Alia Chisty, MD, Medicine Group Practice Medical Director, Core Faculty
  • Guiliana Defrancesch, MD, Co-Director of Inpatient Education, Core Faculty
  • Sue Gersh, MD, Co-Chair of Residency Wellness Committee, Core Faculty
  • Vanneta Hyatt, MD, Community Medicine Coordinator, Core Faculty
  • Keith McNellis, MD, Co-Director of Inpatient Education, Director of Medical Consultation, Core Faculty
  • Lynn Punnoose, MD, Core Faculty
  • Hannah Ravreby, MD, Director of Medicine 3rd Year Clerkship, Core Faculty
  • Bizath Taqui, MD, Journal Club Director, Co-Director of Inpatient Education, Core Faculty
  • Paul Williams, MD, Director of Primary Care Track, Core Faculty


Many other faculty make major contributions to the residency program. Please refer to the faculty directory for more information.


Among them are:

  • Joseph Y. Cheung, MD, PhD, Chair of Medicine
  • Daniel Edmundowicz, MD, Section Chief, Cardiology
  • Kevin Williams, MD, Section Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Oleh Haluszka, MD, Section Chief, Gastroenterology
  • Michael Bromberg, MD, PhD, Section Chief, Hematology/Oncology
  • Thomas Fekete, MD, Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
  • Philip Cohen, MD, Section Chief, Rheumatology
  • Crystal Gadegbeku, MD, Section Chief, Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation
  • Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair Thoracic Medicine and Surgery Department
  • Anuradha Paranjape, MD, MPH, Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine
  • John Davidyock, MD, Section Chief, Hospitalist Medicine
  • Kate Coppolla, MD Associate Chief, Hospitalist Medicine
  • Nathaniel Marchetti, DO, Director of Intensive Care Unit
  • Alissa Peet, MD, Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Mary Kraemer, MD, Director of Palliative Care and Reflections in Medicine Conference
  • Mala Kailasam, MD, Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center Site
  • Jacob Ufberg, MD, Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine